Additionally, some animals react abnormally to sedatives.Although animals may be excitable while being handled during the trip to the airport and prior to loading, they probably revert to a quiescent resting state in the dark, closed cargo hold, and the sedatives may have an excessive effect.But, if you absolutely must travel with your cat, either because you are moving, or because you just really do not want to leave your cat alone with out you, we have a few travel tips for you to try and make it a little less stressful on all.I agreed to help my college-age daughter out by fostering some cats that needed a home. I can sweet talk her into letting me near her with a small sharp pair of scissors, but usually can only cut one small chunk off before she starts growling and running.The more comfortable your cat is with his crate, the less anxious he will be during travel, and the less likely that he will show aggression at the airport.Should you have any more pet transport questions or if you think you'd like some assistance carrying out your move, feel free to contact us. However, sedating a pet when flying is dangerous and is one of the worst things you can do for the safety of your pet. Owners sometimes wrongly assume that their pet's travel will be less stressful if they are sedated.
Just get rid of all the long fur, and let the cat start over.
Place the cat on the floor and either have the helper straddle the cat or hold the cat in between your legs.
Use gentle pressure with your legs just to keep the cat in place.
We could get some of it combed out here, but my one time trying to cut a mat out caused me to cut her. (Groomers can and do sedate cats, but the cats stay in their care until the sedative wears off.
I don't think they'll just send you home with a pill.